Iran seizes South Korean ship

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

 Iran seizes South Korean ship

  • Iran has seized a South Korean merchant ship in the Persian Gulf and detained its crew.
  • According to Iranian media, the Revolutionary Guards navy has seized a South Korean chemical ship in the Persian Gulf for spreading water pollution.
  • South Korean officials have confirmed the incident, saying Iranian forces have intercepted a chemical-laden ship off the coast of Oman with 20 crew members on board.
  • South Korea has demanded that Iran immediately release the crew, including the ship.
  • Iran has accused the South Korean ship of violating international law and protocol.
  • On the other hand, the British news agency says that this action by Iran has taken place at a time when South Korean banks have frozen Iranian funds due to US sanctions, which has caused tension between the two countries.


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